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I want to periodically capture an image from a webcam attached to a Windows PC, and upload it to a Linux server on the network (preferably FTP, could be SFTP or even Samba).

The images have to be very small; less than 50K.

Any help / ideas?


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I've found a program called webcamimagesave, which seems to do the trick.

Here's the URL:

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There's no option to to send images with this one... – climenole Aug 4 '12 at 18:52
Yes it's (mainly) a movement detector. You may try :) – climenole Aug 4 '12 at 19:01
That one's excellent - thanks very much! :D – Fela Maslen Aug 4 '12 at 19:47
You're welcome Sir! – climenole Aug 4 '12 at 20:54

May be TeboCam is what you're looking for.

TeboCam Web site

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That seems to just be a movement detector. I want something that will take a picture every X seconds, and save it somewhere. – Fela Maslen Aug 4 '12 at 18:41

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